I thought to myself, ‘call Karen, she’ll know what I should do’. I have thought this phrase so many times over the past 17 years I’ve lost count. Karen isRead more
Angie Strachan has written a letter…. “This poem,” Angie says, “is written as an alternative resignation letter, (although I would not recommend that it is used as a template!) ItRead more
When it comes to having a conversation, if you’re concerned about someone’s mental health and well-being, it’s about knowing how to SEW. Lots of people avoid having a conversation ifRead more
THIS week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness and educate around mental illness. As well as the strong ethical and legal arguments in favour of investingRead more
Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Week, Headtorch are in the news with the Sunday Mirror. Top tips include getting away from your desk at lunch, talk to somebody and rememberRead more
RBS Mental Health Awareness Conference – Live Well Being You On the evening of May 17th Amy McDonald of Headtorch will be presenting at the RBS Mental Health Awareness conference.Read more
On Thursday 10th May, Headtorch has a stand a the Annual HR Network Conference which attracts around 350 senior professionals from the world of HR and people development & managementRead more
Headtorch is delighted to be taking part in enei’s ‘Mental Health – Get Ready for Change’ event at the Scottish Prison Service College, near Falkirk. Amy will be joining speakersRead more
You are cordially invited to the GoodPractice Mental Health Awareness Week event: Mental Health Matter Through a series of conversations and interactive exercises, Amy McDonald of Headtorch will explore: TheRead more
A busy week for us here at Headtorch and to finish our week Amy will be guest speaking at Dundee University for International Workers Memorial Day, a day that throughoutRead more
Couch to … what?
We might laugh … but it’s amazing how many people don’t move during the working day – especially now that many of us are staying at home. There’s no commute, no meetings to go to, no need to see a colleague three floors up, no workplace cafe to saunter along to. Before the world changed, at least we all had […]
How’s Sandra’s Mental Fitness?
Listen to Sandra and consider which of her habits you can relate to. Okay, I hope you’d agree – Sandra’s not getting on very well. I hope too that you’re thinking, “well, I’m not that bad!” Be honest though, what of any of her habits, could you relate to – worrying? Staying up late? Snacking? For top […]
I saw a deer today
I went for a run this morning, I’m in Glasgow. I came out of some woods and into a clearing and there it was, a deer – still, alert, beautiful. We had a moment together, me in awe, both curious. I found myself smiling, peaceful, feeling lucky that this wild creature and I had the chance […]
Don’t Stay Calm!
We’re good at NOT doing what we’re told. The media has reached fever pitch so at times, I do feel panic levels rising in me and have to consciously suppress it. Intuitively I know that I need to breathe deeply, hum, sing, go for a walk, go to crossfit, do some yoga, have a hug, draw, […]
An incredible day at Work’s Mental Edinburgh 2020 … Big thank you to all the amazing speakers and contributors, you all lived up to the mantra of – vibrant … fun … upbeat … thought provoking engaging … empowering … practical Look forward to the next one – don’t miss it! Work’s Mental – the […]